Flashcards in Architects Dictums Deck (55)
All architects want to live beyond their deaths.
Architecture is the art of how to waste space
The city must be subject to growth; decay and renewal.
Architects today tend to depreciate themselves; to regard themselves as no more than just ordinary citizens without the power to reform the future.
Form follows beauty.
Architecture will always express the technical and social progress of the country in which it is carried out. If we wish to give it the human content that it lacks; we must participate in the political struggle.
Look; architecture has a lot of places to hide behind; a lot of excuses; The client made me do this. The city made me do this. Oh; the budget. I don't believe that anymore.
Architecture should speak of its time and place; but yearn for timelessness
Forms accommodates function.
Less is bore.
Unity disguised as chaos- complexity and contradiction are often what make works of art both exciting and profound
I would like my architecture to inspire people to use their own resources; to move into the future.
Without this spirit; Modernist architecture cannot fully exist. Since there is often a mismatch between the logic and the spirit of Modernism; I use architecture to reconcile the two.
architects spend an entire life with this unreasonable idea that you can fight against gravity.
Each new situation requires a new architecture.
I think architecture has to be a gift.
Nothing is as dangerous in architecture as dealing with separated problems. If we split life into separated problem we split the possibilities to make good building art.
Does it follow that the house has nothing in common with art and is architecture not to be included in the arts? Only a very small part of architecture belongs to art: the tomb and the monument. Everything else that fulfills a function is to be excluded from the domain of art
Ornament is a crime and all ornamentation must be rejected
Form does not necessarily follow function.
Truth is indispensible to Architecture & architectural lie concepts.
A building is the combination of different geometric figures.
BENJAMIN H. LATROBE
"We called architects of the future not its victims." "Starting with holes."
Drawing architecture is a schizoid act: it involves reducing the world into a piece of paper.
EDUARDO SOUTO DE MOURA
Function influence but does not dictate form
Architecture - form equals social-form
Beauty grows from necessity not from repetition of formulas.
Architecture seizes upon space; encompasses space and is space itself.
Architecture depends on the sensuous seizure by means of touch and sight.